Root Canal

A root filling can help save a badly damaged tooth from being lost. The treatment removes infection from inside of the tooth.

The tooth can become infected due to decay, a deep filling or trauma. Symptoms can include pain, increased sensitivity to temperature, discolouration, a metallic taste, gum tenderness or swelling.

Why have root canal treatment?

  • Can save an infected tooth from loss
  • Removes infection that could spread to other areas
  • Prevents further problems that could be caused by losing a tooth
  • Can relieve toothache
  • Less expensive than replacing a lost tooth

Looking after your treated tooth

Usually a very successful treatment, root fillings will help to maintain your natural teeth.